Following a disappointing World Cup campaign in 2018, Poland bounced back in fantastic fashion to secure automatic qualification to the European Championships next summer.
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Poland's Group Stage Journey
Poland's qualifying campaign got off to a perfect start against Austria in Vienna.
Facing a talented side that contained the likes of David Alaba, Marcel Sabitzer, Florian Grillitsch and Marko Arnautovic, the Poles were largely second-best throughout but came away with a 1-0 victory after
Footballing minnows Latvia then frustrated
Another unconvincing victory followed, this time away at North Macedonia as that man
After maintaining a 100% record through four games, Poland hit a slight bump midway through their campaign. First, they were beaten away in Slovenia 2-0 after struggling in the final third before they were held to a 0-0 stalemate at home to Austria - a game which saw the Poles outshot 22-7.
Despite a couple of woeful displays, they remained comfortably atop Group G heading into their final four fixtures.
A Lewandowski hat trick secured a routine 3-0 victory away in Latvia when they return to action, before another late show saw them squeeze past a resolute North Macedonia side in Warsaw. Goals from
Despite playing for little in their final two group encounters, they won them both, first impressing away in Israel in a 2-1 victory before playing out a five-goal thriller against Slovenia on the final matchday. With Josip Ilicic levelling things up at 2-2 midway through the second half, midfielder Jacek Goralski scored his maiden goal for the national team just nine minutes from time to give his side the win.
Final Group G Standings